Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Nonprofit law firm dedicated to providing direct legal representation, counsel and advice and community legal education to those who cannot afford an attorney. Based in Las Vegas.
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Primary geographic focus: Nevada
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: LACSN

Our mission is the preservation of access to justice and the provision of quality legal counsel, advice and representation for individuals who are unable to protect their rights because they cannot afford an attorney.

Legal Aid Center is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to providing direct legal representation, counsel and advice and community legal education to those who cannot afford an attorney. We have a wide variety of programs to help victims of domestic violence and crime, victims of consumer fraud and children in the foster care system.


More older Americans are being buried by housing debt

Paul Wiseman
Associated Press (AP)
June 2, 2015
Housing debt has become a financial threat to senior in the wake of the mortgages crisis.


Lawmakers protect title loan firms while borrowers pay sky-high interest rates

Fred Schulte
Center for Public Integrity
December 9, 2015
How millions in campaign contributions help block laws to crack down on lending abuses.

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Program helps criminals seal their records, start fresh

Kimber Laux
Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 1, 2016
The meeting marked the start of what the Department of Justice designated “National Reentry Week,” an effort to ramp up public safety events that help formerly imprisoned people.

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Law firm offers counsel to those fighting to prevent guardianship takeover of rights

Colton Lochhead
Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 22, 2016
A nonprofit law firm hopes some fresh eyes might help ease the troubles facing Southern Nevada’s guardianship system.

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UNLV working to boost legal aid resources for undocumented children

Ana Ley
Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 31, 2016
Administrators plan to hire a third lawyer and offer a much-needed pay hike to Leese and Cooley, whose struggles to keep up with a ballooning caseload.

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Nevada high court panel calls for guardianship system reforms

Colton Lochhead
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 29, 2016
Most notably, the report calls for all people under guardianship to have the right to an attorney, which is not currently granted in Nevada.

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Navigating the legal labyrinth often next hurdle for those fleeing domestic violence in Las Vegas

Michael Lyle
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 27, 2016
When a domestic violence victim is ready to leave an abusive situation, their next hurdle might be navigating the legal and judicial systems.

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Las Vegas still hit hard by foreclosures

Vanessa Murphy
8 News Now (local CBS, Las Vegas)
November 1, 2016
While the Las Vegas housing market has improved, there are some still struggling to keep their homes.


Evictions in Las Vegas are an urgent policy problem

Hugh Jackson
Nevada Independent
February 3, 2017
More than 30,000 renters were evicted from their homes in Clark County in 2016, a 43 percent increase from the number of evictions recorded in 2009, according to data compiled by the Las Vegas Justice Court.

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No foster child will be forgotten: A state mandate means all kids in the system will have attorneys on their side

April Corbin
Las Vegas Sun
September 18, 2017
During this year’s legislative session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 305, which requires courts to appoint an attorney to represent children during civil cases involving abuse or neglect and the termination of parental rights.


How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

Rachel Aviv
New Yorker
October 4, 2017
Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent—and reap a profit from it.

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Las Vegas Victims Must Now Wrestle With Bills, Banks, and Bosses

Polly Mosendz
October 6, 2017
Lawyers offer free help with the everyday issues as well as settling the affairs of 59 people murdered in America’s latest gun massacre.

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Valley lawyers volunteer to help foster kids

Cherney Amhara
KVVU (local FOX, Las Vegas)
July 19, 2018
Separating from parents is typically the first hurdle many foster kids go through, they also have to go through court proceedings; oftentimes without any legal representation.

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Nevada’s rising poverty population results in unmet legal needs

Riley Snyder
Nevada Independent
August 26, 2018
A survey conducted last year found that households with income less than 125 percent of the federal poverty level have a total of about 147,000 legal “needs” every year — yet 76 percent of those needs are never addressed or resolved.

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Nevada guardianship reform goes to Washington

Darcy Spears
KTNV (Las Vegas)
November 29, 2018
Local advocate testifies before Special Committee.

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Legal Aid, courts streamline process to help domestic violence victims

Michael Lyle
Nevada Current
October 30, 2019
Legal Aid of Southern Nevada is collaborating with Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court Family Division and Clark County to open a Protection Order Office and Family Self-Help Center in order to simplify and streamline the process of getting protection orders.

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Some weekly Las Vegas renters are facing eviction, even with a freeze

Rachel Crosby
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 27, 2020

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Some landlords still locking out tenants amid Nevada eviction freeze

Rachel Crosby
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 3, 2020

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Executive order addresses fear of eviction, but tenants remain vulnerable to predatory landlords

Tabitha Mueller
Nevada Independent
April 5, 2020

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Nevada governor announces ‘strike force’ led by director of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada to improve unemployment claims processing

July 18, 2020

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Lenders Remotely Disable Car When Payments Are Late

NBC News
October 5, 2014
Increasingly, lenders are disabling to your car if you are late on payments.

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